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Suspect arrested after U.S. Postal Service truck is stolen in Detroit

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 23:17:15-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A person is in police custody following the carjacking of a U.S. Postal Service truck. The USPS offered a cash reward for information leading to an arrest after the postal truck was stolen from a worker in Detroit on Wednesday.

The carjacking happened just before 3 p.m. in the 12600 block of Monte Vista. A postal worker was preparing to deliver mail when she was pulled out of her vehicle by a female suspect and thrown to the ground. That suspect then jumped into the postal truck and fled in the vehicle.

The suspect was last seen heading west on Grand River near Fullerton Street. Just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Detroit police were able to locate the woman in the 11700 block of Appoline and take her into custody.

"Protecting U.S. Postal Service employees is the core mission of the United States Postal Inspection Service. This type of investigation receives the highest level of attention and response. We would like to thank the Detroit Police Department for locating the USPS vehicle and apprehending of the person who committed this crime" USPS said in a statement.

The postal worker was not injured in the incident.

If you have information on this crime, contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.